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Thread: Milling on a Lathe with a Vertical Slide
28/07/2021 23:05:50

Those just-bigger-than-a-drill holes can be really annoying so I made up a 10mm boring bar

Now I can drill to 12mm and use the bar to open it up to whatever is needed

...then I made a 16mm one for even bigger holes... which has done up past 40mm so far

Edited By Ady1 on 28/07/2021 23:06:13

Thread: Stainless Watch case
28/07/2021 13:55:30

Your pictures take forever to download or don't download at all, I suggest you make an album in here for what is an interesting project

Looks really good so far

As a lifelong seiko wearer I would suggest a titanium case because the lightness makes the watchstrap pins last far far longer when in daily use

My original stainless needed the pins swapped every few years and was eventually lost one day on a munro in scotland (boo-hoo)

My current titanium has been on my wrist every day for 12 years without a hitch

Thread: Garmin sat nav
28/07/2021 11:35:33

okay yes

28/07/2021 10:07:39

Someone has finally pointed out that there is a big gorilla in the corner of the room

What happens to British ships when satellites don't work?

My answer would be a laser sextant for use at night

Point it at the star, self levelling bubble horizon, self contained clock, push a button, tell it which star you just read, get a position line in 10 seconds.

Edited By Ady1 on 28/07/2021 10:12:17

Thread: GigaFactory
28/07/2021 09:56:43

"Saving the planet" is going to be all about "Gouging the customer" in our brave new world

Electric car charging prices 'must be fair' say MPs


Thread: Taig Backshaft Project
28/07/2021 09:48:41

Well done you, looks great

It's a slippery slope, you now need three

one as a high speed lathe, one as a low speed lathe and one as a mill

...and then there's the DRO CNC conversion to mull over...

Thread: Gamage's Steam Engine
26/07/2021 13:09:38


A good save Jason, the info was getting sketchy

Thread: X2.7L vs SX2.7L
26/07/2021 10:07:50

With battery brushless their ability to produce torque is amazing

I believe that brushless is achieved with electronic switching of the current as opposed to manual carbon brushes

A bit like electronic ignition compared to points in a car distributor

Thread: OMT microscope - restored
26/07/2021 09:01:59

Looks brand new, lovely

Thread: Myford Gear Spacers
26/07/2021 08:57:29

Drummond got around it by having a centre boss that's slightly proud and locking the wheels together with a pin


Thread: Metallurgical coal
25/07/2021 09:22:27

Its a climate emergency. Its a climate catastrophe

Global warming is coming to get us, catastrophic warming is inevitable

So how many reservoirs are we building to hold that most precious asset of life, water?

Thread: Fractal vice
24/07/2021 09:18:24

Looks brilliant in theory but with so many moving parts it's going to be a bit wonky after a bit of use

Thread: Whittle V8
23/07/2021 13:18:23

A few threads

Thread: Sieg SX2 or SX2.7
22/07/2021 23:46:37

They are prone to twisting under load and if you change the head height in the middle of a job you can move the zero point to the left or right

Thread: Keeping the workshop cool
22/07/2021 11:17:34

I use the spanish system

Up at 5am until about 1pm

have lunch and a siesta until about 3.30 and then can keep going until 11pm ish


The USA only keeps going in the heat by using gigawatts of airconditioning

Edited By Ady1 on 22/07/2021 11:19:35

Thread: A new schneider trophy era
20/07/2021 13:01:27

Now this I find interesting, new technology, new design materials, new limits with practical applications, can be attempted by amateurs and pro's

The little tech firm gunning for an airspeed record



Amateurs can design amazing airframes nowadays



Thread: Garmin sat nav
19/07/2021 16:39:25

The basic unit is just a doppler receiver, it can't transmit

Thread: English members who have moved to France.
18/07/2021 20:17:23

I think if I was ever going to seriously move somewhere I would start by renting for 6-12 months and then dive into the local culture to see how I got on, warts and all

In theory expensive but compared to a bad decision pretty cheap

Thread: CNC Lathe Scratch Build
18/07/2021 20:08:22

Ady1, I fear you have lost me..not sure what you referring to..




Posted by Joseph Noci 1 on 17/07/2021 20:52:35:

The ATC weighs around 7kg. That is quite a lot of weight at a 45deg slope on the X axis. I am looking for some way to counterweight the X axis. A counter weight and pulley arrangement won't work as the weight would have to move with the Z axis and so flail about...I am looking at the possibility of a gas strut mounted in the plane of the yellow line in the image below - Anyone had any experience with such an implementation? Or any other ideas?

gas strut position.jpg



Edited By Joseph Noci 1 on 17/07/2021 20:54:03

I was referring to this bit Joe


Edited By Ady1 on 18/07/2021 20:18:56

Thread: English members who have moved to France.
18/07/2021 13:08:24

I spent a bit of time in Ireland and was put in mind of the USA

Same language, totally different culture, almost alien

A beautiful place to visit though, albeit pretty expensive

edit: great thread btw, very interesting

Edited By Ady1 on 18/07/2021 13:09:43

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